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Old 06-19-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
frankma52
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Error Synaptic Package Manager


Error when attempting to open Synaptic Package Manager

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring_main_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.


I am looking to resolve this issue and would appreciate any assistance.

Thank you,
 
Old 06-19-2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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Try apt-get clean and let us know what happens.

From the man page:

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clean clears out the local repository of retrieved package files. It removes everything but the lock file from /var/cache/apt/archives/ and /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/.
 
  


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